Welcome to Penn Global Alumni and Alumni Clubs
With over 25,000 alumni living outside the United States, the University of Pennsylvania truly has a global presence in just about any community in the world. Moreover, Penn Alumni can be found leading organizations of every type all over the globe ranging from large corporations, to government offices, and small local associations. Penn alumni are using their education and experience to make a difference in their home country and beyond. Penn’s alumni pride also can be found around the world as exhibited by the many volunteer leaders who work diligently to serve Penn as alumni interviewers, club leaders, and local ambassadors.
In Penn’s diverse community of engaged citizens, Penn’s Regional Clubs include over 120 clubs around the world offering alumni the chance to reconnect, to attend lively events and to get involved in collaborative initiatives that impact people and communities. Club activities range in size and topics, from discussions featuring Penn Integrates Knowledge faculty members at Engaging Minds programs to intimate salon-style conversations, from celebratory happy hours to Penn sports viewing parties and from community and neighborhood service projects to group trips in the great outdoors. Penn Alumni Regional Clubs are charged with providing alumni with a variety of ways to connect to Penn from their own backyard. Events are sponsored and organized in large part by Penn Alumni volunteers and leaders.
For a listing of current Penn Clubs and School specific clubs around the world, please visit the Alumni and Alumni Club section of the Global Activity Map
Alumni Making a Global Impact
Q & A
What book are you reading now?
- The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.
What is your fondest memory of Penn?
- Hey Day and Penn Relays…..great times, great people, great food and drink!!! And the amazing parties!!! Can I go back to college?
What is the one thing that all visitors in your city must do, or see?
- Visit the Apartheid Museum and spend some time in a real township like Alexandra or Diepsloot to experience the reality of most South Africans.
Looking back, what advice would you now want to give to yourself while you were at Penn?
- I wish I traveled more and participated in a study abroad program. I now love to travel and appreciate the beauty of the diversity in the world while realizing how connected we all are due to technology and social media.
What have you done or are doing now that you believe have the most impact?
- I am building and driving new business models for medical technology platforms across Sub-Saharan Africa which is a region that is in desperate need of high-quality healthcare solutions. More importantly, I am fully dedicating my time, energy, intellectual capacity, and general management ability to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Who inspires you?
- My parents for instilling my work ethic, love of Africa, and passion for diversity of culture, thought, experience, and environment.